Winter Outdoor Retailer gear roundup

Eye-catching accessories from the floor at the 2018 Winter Outdoor Retailer convention in Denver

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Field Tested: Kialoa Madison – In-depth video review of the Madison canoe paddle from Kialoa

Intel: 1-piece fiberglass shaft blade at 139 sq. in.; Length: adjustable from 52″-62″: $159 at www.kialoa.com Lightweight and extremely easy to adjust, this paddle is a great choice for outdoor recreation programs and paddling clubs. It could also be a great choice for families with different-sized paddlers who will be swapping paddles. The adjustable shaft

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Field Tested: Bending Branches Expedition Plus – In-depth video review of the Expedition Plus canoe paddle from Bending Branches

Intel: 1-piece wood straight shaft w/ laminated blades at 126 sq. in.; Length: 52″-60″ in 2″ increments: $150 at www.bendingbranches.com The Bending Branches Expedition Plus paddle isn’t just useful, it’s also gorgeous. Reinforced material around the blades makes sure that the all-wood paddle stays in action for the long haul. The catch is smooth and

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Field Tested: Mitchell Curved Premier – In-depth video review of the Curver Premier canoe paddle from Mitchell

Intel: 1-piece wood straight shaft w/ carbon blades and reinforced blade edges, 54″ – 62″ @ 2 inch increments: www.mitchellpaddles.com Mitchell Paddles are known for their durability, and their wooden cores give a buoyant feel to each stroke and brace with minimal flutter. Though not the lightest paddle, Mitchell’s blades are excellent choices for aggressive

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Field Tested: Aquabound Edge – In-depth video review of the Edge canoe paddle from Aquabound

Intel: 3-piece carbon straight shaft: $150 at www.aquabound.com The Aquabound Edge is a whitewater canoe paddle, and we tested the three-piece version. Though known to be durable, the Aquabound’s blades are more flexile than other paddles we tested, which will reduce the performance of the paddler in terms of power per stroke. As a breakdown

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